Hiprex is a prescription medication that is used to prevent recurrent bladder infections from returning. Hiprex contains methenamine hippurate and is usually taken after other antibiotics have treated the initial infection. Hiprex is an antibiotic that is only effective against bacterial infections in the urinary tract and will not work to treat other bacterial infections.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Hiprex include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of methenamine hippurate.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Hiprex?
If you miss a dose of Hiprex, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of Hiprex?
Both Hiprex and the generic alternative methenamine hippurate are available in a strength of 1%.